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Joan T. Fisher

March 11, 2019


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Joan T. Fisher

March 11, 2019


Joan T. Fisher, 84, of  Hanover Township, passed away on Monday, March 11, 2019 at her home with her loving family at her side.


She was born in Wilkes-Barre, a daughter of Dennis J. and Pearl Pratko Brislin. Joan was a graduate of Meyers High School, class of 1951. She was employed by the Nanticoke Area School District and later by Kmart in Edwardsville prior to her retirement.


Joan was a member of St. Robert Bellarmine Parish at St. Aloysius Church, Wilkes-Barre.


She was preceded in death by her husband, James M. Fisher Sr. in 1985 and by a son-in-law, Mark Gruber in 2014.


Surviving are her children, Dennis J. Fisher, Nanticoke; Mary Jo Lewis and her husband, Neville, Lake Silkworth; Christine A. Kuhl and her husband, Andrew, Hanover Township; Patricia M. Gruber, Nanticoke; James M. Fisher Jr. and his wife, Dionne L., Wilkes-Barre; Bernard T. Fisher and his wife, AnnMarie, Ashley; Brian J. Fisher and his wife, Kathleen, Alden; and William M. Fisher, Hanover Township; grandchildren, Trista Fisher; Morgan Letizi and her husband, Paul; Amanda Kuhl; Kyle Gruber and his wife, Kelly; Erin and Kerry Gruber; James M., Brooke, Brielle, Britney, Kendra, Bradley, Derek and Ryan Fisher; great grandson, Gavin Gruber; sisters, Marcy Kelly, Piscataway, NJ and Patricia D. Wallace and her companion, Giacomo Simonelli, Laflin; numerous nieces and nephews; and her dog and faithful companion, Buttons.


A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday at 11 AM in St. Robert Bellarmine Parish at St. Aloysius Church, Barney and Division Streets, Wilkes-Barre. Interment will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Hanover Township.


Friends may call on Thursday morning from 10-11 AM at the church.


Memorial donations may be made to the SPCA of Luzerne County, 524 E. Main Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702.


Online condolences may be sent by visiting Joan’s obituary at www.natandgawlas.com.


Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Nat & Gawlas Funeral Home, 89 Park Avenue, Wilkes-Barre.